Patricia Cotswold, PhD
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Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, October 2000 to present
Technology startup that develops novel commercial ion source and semiconductor process technology for the ion implantation and semiconductor manufacturing industries.
IONSORCERER, INC., Mountain View, CA Principal inventor of core products and chief architect of company’s commercial product strategy.
Founded 70-person company.
Served as President for first 5 years, growing company to 40 employees and raising $40M in private equity funding.
As Chief Technology Officer, launched successful programs with OEM partners that resulted in new method of transistor fabrication, which is being qualified for production at multiple semiconductor manufacturers.
Director of Systems Engineering, December 1999 to October 2000 Leading manufacturer of cluster tools and wafer handling systems for OEM capital equipment market. CLUSTER AUTOMATION, Redwood City, CA
Headed systems engineering department. Managed mechanical, electrical, controls, and vacuum engineering functions.
Managed design and delivery of new cluster tool for flat panel processing on aggressive 10-week schedule, bringing in $2.5M of revenue and exceeding expectations of company’s largest cluster tool OEM customer.
Restructured engineering group to increase efficiency and overall output.
Managed release of new controls system for core 300mm cluster tool product, which became Brooks’ most profitable product group with annual systems sales volume that increased to $60M in 2000.
Chief Scientist, July 1994 to December 1999 Leading manufacturer of ion implanters. GOLDEN STATE SEMICONDUCTOR, San Jose, CA
Served as group leader, ion sources. With six-person R&D group, managed engineering development of ion source technology. Directed R&D, continuous-improvement programs, and customer specials. Provided physics support for new platforms and supported marketing and engineering organizations. Authored six patents.
Led successful development of industry’s first long-lifetime, indirectly-heated cathode ion source, the Extended Life Source, which became default ion source across Eaton’s entire product line of high-current, medium-current, and high-energy implanter platforms. Since then, every implanter manufacturer has released a version of this source, making it entire industry’s default ion source technology.
Managed CIP with key customers and released multiple field upgrade packages, generating millions of dollars of new aftermarket business.
Managed engineering development of beam current upgrades, resulting in release of industry- leading GSD/E high current implanter.
Collaborated with Indonesia and Florida subsidiaries to streamline worldwide ion source product line.
Increased Eaton’s market share in GaAs-based communications industry by leading successful effort to win $8M order from biggest competitor by engineering new version of Eaton’s medium- current ion source to meet customer’s manufacturing requirement.